Nepal is considered one of the world's best destinations for mountaineering and peak climbing. The long 800 kms stretch of the Himalayas ranges with eight highest peaks that rises above 8,000m and varied landscape in Nepal offers best adventures tourism in Nepal. Mountaineering Expedition in Nepal became a popular adventure sport all over the globe since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay scaled Mt. Everest in May 1953.
There are 1310 identified Himalayan peaks in Nepal, and over 3000 peaks over 6000 meters, many of which have still not been opened for climbing. There are two types of mountains opened for climbing. One group of mountains includes those smaller peaks over 6000m which are comparatively easy to climb and has been categorized as ‘trekking peaks’. The second and the most prized group of mountains include peaks over 6000m which are technically, physically and mentally very hard to climb and require extensive experience on the part of mountaineers.
Nepal boasts eight of the worlds 14 peaks over 8000m Himalaya including the top of the world Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m) Mt. Annapurna (8091m).
All mountaineering expeditions aiming to climb an eight-thousand or any other mountain have to obtain permission from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Once a permit has been obtained, the expedition has to strictly follow the route and the regulation as prescribed in the permit issued by the Government of Nepal. A mountaineering expedition team which has obtained a permit for mountaineering shall have to include a Liaison Officer appointed by the Government of Nepal. An expedition team has to deposit garbage fee before obtaining a permit. The amount varies according to mountains ranging from US$ 500 to US$ 4,000, which is refundable after the expedition team shows the clear evidence of the garbage accumulated.
We, Raj Bala Treks & Expedition are equipped with top notch equipment, highly experienced team of Sherpa climbers, excellent support crews thoroughly trained on mountaineering techniques being highly competent on handling all the dangers of mountain climbing and using mountain climbing tools.